With the 76th overall pick, the Detroit Lions opted to select Arkansas center Travis Swanson. He is the heir apparent to Dominic Raiola, who figures to move on after 2014.
I like the concept here: get the future starter into the system for a year and groom him. It worked well for Riley Reiff behind Jeff Backus. I’m just not sure Swanson is the best guy for the job. (more…)